Murach's Mainframe COBOL

Murach's Mainframe COBOL

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This is the latest edition of our classic COBOL book that has set the standard for structured design and coding since the mid-1970s. So if you want to learn how to write COBOL programs the way they're written in the best enterprise COBOL shops, this is the book for you. And when you're done learning from this book, it becomes the best reference you'll ever find for use on the job. Throughout the book, you will learn how to use COBOL on IBM mainframes because that's where 90% or more of all COBOL is running. But to work on a mainframe, you need to know more than just the COBOL language. That's why this book also shows you: how to use the ISPF editor for entering programs; how to use TSO/E and JCL to compile and test programs; how to use the AMS utility to work with VSAM files; how to use CICS for developing interactive COBOL programs; how to use DB2 for developing COBOL programs that handle database data; how to maintain legacy programs. If you want to learn COBOL for other platforms, this book will get you off to a good start because COBOL is a standard language. In fact, all of the COBOL that's presented in this book will also run on any other platform that has a COBOL compiler. Remember, though, that billions of lines of mainframe COBOL are currently in use, and those programs will keep programmers busy for many years to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 687 pages
  • 204 x 252 x 38mm | 1,401.61g
  • Mike Murach & Associates Inc.
  • Fresno, CA, United States
  • English
  • 310 b/w illus
  • 1890774243
  • 9781890774240
  • 387,896

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"If you are programming on the IBM mainframe platform, you should have this book on your desk. It is THE reference for on-the-job-COBOL more

Table of contents

Introduction to COBOL programming; How to compile, test, and debug a COBOL program; How to write a program that prepares a report; How to design, code, and test a structured program; How to use the COBOL features for structured coding; Other ways to define, move, and initialise fields; How to use arithmetic statements and intrinsic functions; How to work with dates; How to work with characters; How to work with tables; How to use copy members and subprograms; Concepts and terms for working with disk files; How to work with sequential files; How to work with indexed files; How to work with relative files; How to use the sort/merge feature; Introduction to IBM mainframes; How to compile and test programs on an IBM mainframe; How to use Access Method Services to work with VSAM files; How to use CICS to develop interactive programs; How to use DB2 to develop database programs; How to become an effective maintenance programmer; more

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